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The Resource Thomas A. Hendricks papers

Thomas A. Hendricks papers

Label
Thomas A. Hendricks papers, 1825-1949
Title
Thomas A. Hendricks papers
Inclusive dates
1825-1949
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The collection consists primarily of Hendricks' correspondence as well as a few receipts and checks. A speech given by his nephew Thomas at a Thomas A. Hendricks Memorial Celebration at Thomas A. Hendricks School in Shelbyville, Indiana is also included. The oversized portion of the collection consists of resolutions passed by various communities and organizations after Hendricks' death. Correspondents include William English, Benjamin Harrison, Governor Samuel J. Tilden of New York, and Lew Wallace. However, each has only one letter in the collection. The collection is organized chronologically
Biographical or historical data
Thomas Andrews Hendricks was born on September 7, 1819, near Zanesville, Ohio, and moved with his family to Madison, Indiana, while still a child. He graduated from Hanover College in 1841 and studied law in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the Indiana bar in 1843. In 1845, he married Eliza C. Morgan with whom he had one child. Hendricks was active in Democratic politics throughout his life. He served as a member of the Indiana House of Representatives during the 1848-1849 session and as a delegate to the Indiana constitutional convention in 1850. He also served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1851-1855) and of the U.S. Senate (1863-1869). Hendricks was elected Governor of Indiana in 1873 and held that office until 1876. He won the Democratic nomination for Vice-President in 1876 and 1884, but he and Governor Samuel J. Tilden of New York lost the 1876 election. Hendricks became Vice-President in 1885, but died only nine months after taking office on November 25, 1885.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1819-1885
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Hendricks, Thomas A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hendricks, Thomas A.
  • Indiana
  • Indiana
  • United States
  • Lawyers
  • Legislators
  • Legislators
  • Governors
  • Vice-Presidents
  • Elections
  • Hendricks, Thomas A.
  • Indiana
  • Indiana
  • United States
  • Elections
  • Governors
  • Lawyers
  • Legislators
  • Vice-Presidents
  • Indiana
  • United States
Label
Thomas A. Hendricks papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2201
Instantiates
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552341
Extent
  • 2
  • 3
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Ownership
Mrs. John E. Hendricks, 1 November 1938; John Comer, March 1948.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247211799
  • (OCoLC)247211799
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Type of unit
  • folders
  • oversized folders
Label
Thomas A. Hendricks papers
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2201
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17552341
Extent
  • 2
  • 3
Governing access note
The collection is open for research use
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Ownership
Mrs. John E. Hendricks, 1 November 1938; John Comer, March 1948.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247211799
  • (OCoLC)247211799
Terms governing use
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Type of unit
  • folders
  • oversized folders

Library Locations

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      39.77004 -86.164015

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